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Dec 9, 2012 12:00pm EST
east and 10:00 out west. we are counting until we start the slide down the fiscal cliff. another republican senator opening the door to raising taxes as part of the deal. we want to go straight to d.c. in the a white house and mike viqueira. who are we talking about what is lending their voice to the fact that taxes could go up? >> he was a heretic last week and he's keeping it up. it's bob corker. he's not been here that long but he's marching to his own drum when it comes to the republican side. bob corker, the republican in the senate said he would break the grover norquist push. he didn't talk about the tax rates. as we all know, the key is the president's and democrats insistence on the rate going up from 35 to 39n't 6%. this week, he was much more specific. he's saying to republicans, hey, cut our losses now and live to fight another day. here he is. >> has a growing group of folks looking at this and realizing we don't have a lot of cards as it relates to the tax issue. we have one house, that's it. the presidency and the senate in the democrats hands. a lot of people are putting forth a theory. i think it has merit. you go in
Dec 8, 2012 9:00am PST
february. >>> new duelling arguments today in the fiscal cliff war of words. with just 24 days and counting, president obama and senator marco rubio in the republican address are racheting up the rhetoric. >> we can and should do more than just extend middle class tax cuts. and i stand ready to work with republicans or a plan that spurs economic growth, creates jobs and reduces our deficit. a plan that gives both sides some of what they want. >> tax increases will not solve our $16 trillion debt. only economic growth and a reform of entitlement programs will help control the debt. we must reform our complicated, uncertain job-killing tax code by getting rid of unjustifi loo holls. >> molly ball and david nakamura. thanks for joining me. >> good to be here. >> david so house speaker john boehner says there's no progress to report. the white house says republicans are to blame for dragging their feet. it seems at least publicly we're getting nowhere. is there anything bigger churning behind the scenes? >> alex, i wish i had good news for you. there's not much going on. certainly at the staff level there's still talks going on. the president did have an onization with john boehner. both sides publicly at least are blaming the others for delaying here. i th
Dec 8, 2012 4:00am PST
avoid the fiscal cliff. joining me is jack kingston here in studio. thank you for being here. i appreciate na. let's talk about this poll which i just mentioned which also finds that 65% of voters support higher taxes on the top earners. does this put the gop in a weaker position politically overall? >> not really. if you ask people if they prefer ice cream to broccoli, they choose ice cream. if somebody else always pays higher taxes than you are, you're for it. the reality is you can't set good fiscal economic policy based on polls, and you really can't do it based on politics. we understand the president has the upper hand on the politics right now. there are more people who make less than there are in the top 1%, top 5% or whatever. will it create jobs? is that not the objective of all this? plus, deficit reduction, and while the president has spent most of this negotiation process talking about taxes, he hasn't talked about cuts as much what we want to see. we actually want to see us spend less money and not just project on spending less money. >> but you've got to think of the public playing a role here. he we can't forget that our representatives are elected by the people, the will of the people
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